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True or Fiction?

Postby maverick » Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:05 pm

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Re: True or Fiction?

Postby The Other Tom » Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:14 pm

"Dogs refuse to search" ??
I say fiction.
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Re: True or Fiction?

Postby schmalz » Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:30 pm

When it comes to things like this, you usually need to look no further than the source. So... fiction.
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Re: True or Fiction?

Postby RichardCullip » Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:54 pm

While the author claims his book(s) to be non-fiction, I think it's fiction all the way. While there may be a fact or two hidden in there, he has wrapped those few facts with a large web of fiction.
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Re: True or Fiction?

Postby balzaccom » Wed Dec 09, 2015 5:26 pm

What fun! Too bad the writing is awful, and that makes me less willing to buy into the rest of the story.

I did like the story of the two year old who covered 12 miles in 19 hours and "had to have been running" at approximately .6 miles per hour...

uh huh.
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Re: True or Fiction?

Postby AlmostThere » Wed Dec 09, 2015 6:50 pm

bull. how many swamps are there in the Sierra? written by someone who has no clue how search and rescue works.


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Re: True or Fiction?

Postby dave54 » Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:57 am

"Yosemite National Park near San Jose"

LOL!

Fictional. Along the same lines as how the Bermuda Triangle was invented by Charles Berlitz as a plot device for a story in the science fiction magazine Argosy. Then the legend took off with many people believing it as fact, and subsequent authors cherry picking real events, altering details, then inserting them into their book 'proving' the original story.

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